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Smoking

No More “ifs” “ands” or “butts!”

Smoking poses significant risk to a woman’s health, to the health of a fetus, and to the health of children and others who live with people who smoke. Smoking among women has been linked to lower fertility. A man’s sperm is also affected by smoking. Babies born to women who smoke have lower birth weights, more infections and health problems. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been linked to smoking during pregnancy.
 
Quitting smoking is a big step, it’s not easy but it is the best thing you can do for your own health-and it’s a really important way to help your baby get enough oxygen and food for healthy development.

Work with your health care provider or call the Smokers’ Helpline at 1-800-363-5864 to achieve your goal of being smoke free.
 
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Updated Sep 22, 2017